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globe

noun  /ɡloʊb/ us  

globe noun (WORLD)

[U] the world: The Olympic Games will be seen around the globe.

globe noun (ROUND OBJECT)

[C] an object shaped like a ball, or such an object having a map of the world on its outer surface
Translations of “globe”
in Korean 지구본…
in Arabic مُجَسَّم الكُرة الأرْضِيَة…
in French globe, terre, globe (terrestre)…
in Turkish küre…
in Italian mappamondo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界, 地球儀…
in Russian глобус…
in Polish globus…
in Spanish globo, globo terráqueo, esfera…
in Portuguese globo…
in German die Erdkugel, der Globus, die Kugel…
in Catalan globus terraqüi…
in Japanese 地球儀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界, 地球仪…
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